Clash of the Titans 3D (Blu-ray 3D)

As a war rages between men and kings and kings and god, the battle amongst the gods is the one that could ultimately destroy the world. Hope rests with Perseus (Sam Worthington), son of Zeus (Liam Neeson), who was raised as a man and sets off on a hazardous journey deep into forbidden worlds to avenge the death of his family and defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus and unleash hell on earth.

With only a 29% favorable rating on Rotten Tomatoes, I had extremely low expectations. I wouldn't consider the movie a classic, but it's a hell of a lot of fun and features adequate acting, a compelling story (revenge is a dish best served cold), and tons of action, especially compared to the slow-paced original from 1981. There's an occasional line of cringe-inducing dialog, but the positives far outweigh any negatives and even with a second watching I found myself drawn into the story.

Video Highlights

  • MVC/1080p encode on a BD-50 disc
  • Converted 2D to 3D image for its theatrical release
  • Sub-par 3D effects with very little depth for the majority of the film
  • Solid black level with revealing shadow detail
  • Strong color palette

Audio Highlights

  • DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack
  • Foundation-shaking bass
  • Enveloping soundstage
  • Near reference-level dynamics
  • Intelligible dialog

The 3D video is a major disappointment, but this isn't the fault of the encoder. The theatrical release was converted to 3D via computers and it looks like a rush job. In fact, there are long stretches of the movie with virtually no depth at all.

Bonus Materials

  • Maximum Movie Mode PIP
  • Focus Points
  • Sam Worthington: An Action Hero for the Ages
  • Deleted Scenes and Alternate Ending
  • DVD and Digital Copy
  • BD-Live Enabled

The original 1981 film has a cult-like following, but I found this remake to be a lot more interesting and entertaining. The action is nonstop and the story is easier to follow. With that being said, I doubt it's a movie that has much replay value and the 3D version is a big disappointment.

Release Date: November 16, 2010
Studio: Warner

Movie: 6/10
Picture: 6/10
Sound: 9/10

Review System

Source
Oppo BDP-93 Blu-ray player

Display
JVC DLA-RS40 projector
Stewart FireHawk screen (76.5" wide, 16:9)

Electronics
Onkyo Pro PR-SC885 pre/pro
Anthem PVA-7 power amplifier
Panamax M5400PM power conditioner

Speakers
M&K S-150s (L, C, R)
M&K SS-150s (LS, RS, SBL, SBR)
SVS PC-Ultra subwoofer

Cables
Monoprice HDMI cables (source to pre/pro)
Best Deal analog-audio cables
PureLink HDC Fiber Optic HDMI Cable System (15 meters) from pre/pro to projector

Acoustical treatments from GIK Acoustics

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